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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  1 May 2009 (USA)
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A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.

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Two mutant brothers, Logan and Victor, born 200 years ago, suffer childhood trauma and have only each other to depend on. Basically, they're fighters and killers, living from war to war through U.S. history. In modern times, a U.S. colonel, Stryker, recruits them and other mutants as commandos. Logan quits and becomes a logger, falling in love with a local teacher. When Logan refuses to rejoin Stryker's crew, the colonel sends the murderous Victor. Logan now wants revenge. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some partial nudity | See all certifications »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

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£6,658,979 (UK) (1 May 2009)

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$179,883,016 (USA) (25 September 2009)
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[first lines]
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Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree
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Awesome - why are people complaining?!
6 May 2009 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I have no idea as to why people bash Wolverine. I think its an extremely well made, highly entertaining movie with great acting and a fitting storyline. Its also pretty dark and uncompromising in many scenes.

The fight scenes are brutal and intense which makes them really awesome.

I was actually surprised by some of the plot twists. Great.

The opening title sequence should win some kind of award. Gave me goose bumps. The editing is perfect.

Only complaint is the few plot holes towards the X-men trilogy.


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